Imagine your life without the internet. Would your office still carbon-copy memos to the team, and would your CD collection still be enviable? Or would the industry have devised a different way to instantly share information and data?
Our vote is with the latter. The internet is the mother of modern data sharing, but it’s not the best method for every piece of data. In many ways, it’s like the subway system in any major city. It’s cheap, accessible and it gets you where you need to go – even if delays, outages and crowded trains sometimes hinder the experience. That’s why if the subway is the status quo of transportation, a private ride service like Uber can feel like a luxury.
Our recent SlideShare, “The commuter’s guide to connectivity and latency,” explores the positive and negative ways your internet connection resembles the subway ticket in your pocket, and how enterprises – particularly those motivated to move to the cloud – can overcome the latency and performance issues that can arise while transferring data over a public line. For example, even when users have sufficient bandwidth to support an internet-based data transfer, any application that uses storage over the public internet can wind up with more than 100 milliseconds of latency. When users are relying on your services to be fast and reliable, that delay is unacceptable.
Click through the below slides to learn more about how to get your data off the subway and into a private cab, using the same tactics employed by content delivery networks (CDNs) – from private storage networks to regional data centers. Every enterprise can make this switch while optimizing performance and saving money.